Saturday morning the 18 school fleet sailed out in a sunny 60 degree light easterly and a strong ebbing tide. While we all anticipated a more than tricky breeze with maybe a slow turn to the right throughout the day, the sailors were pleasantly surprised to a rather consistent 4-8mph easterly. The tide turned after the first set and eventually became a very strong flood which resulted in a few recalls and some interesting course alterations. But 6 sets were sailed with the last set ending just at 4:45. All in all some good sailing took place in some typical Charleston Cooper River challenging water movement. The Cougars lead with the Georgetown Hoyas second and the Boston Terriers in 3rd. Hopefully Sunday will produce more good racing but fingers are crossed...the weather reports are not too encouraging. We hope they're wrong. Thanks to all the Cougars who worked hard on the race management, dock rotation, scoring and boat maintenance.
Sundays racing started much like Saturday with a 4-8 mph easterly breeze. But quickly the breeze veered to almost south and eventually died. The sailors drifted back to shore and waited for about an hour and a half until the breeze turned all the way to the southwest and built to almost 12 at times.Since the current was pretty consistent most of the afternoon it wasn't quite as challenging as Saturday and windward/leeward courses were sailed. The last two sets (9 and 10) were sailed in some nice shifty southwesterly breeze with the last B race finishing up just after 3pm. A thunderstorm punctuated the end of the series. The Cougars sailed very consistently and expanded their lead followed by Stanford (who sailed a great day), Georgetown, Boston U and Eckerd. Thanks to all schools who made the trip and made the event a success! Again, thanks to all the Cougars who came out in full force to help manage the regatta- from race management to rotation to scoring- and make sure it finished up well.
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||35||32||67|
|8||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||74||91||165|
|9||University of Michigan||Wolverines||86||86||172|
|10||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||90||96||186|
|11||Texas A&M University at Galveston||Aggies||79||109||188|
|12||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||93||118||211|
|13||University of Florida||Gators||108||105||213|
|16||Christopher Newport University||Christopher Newport||157||123||280|
|*||18||North Carolina State University||North Carolina State||179||176||355|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.